Introduction to Physical Geography - GEO 200 at Southwest Virginia Community College

Effective: 2023-05-01

Course Description

Examines the global patterns and processes of the atmosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere. Explores Earth?s physical systems and the interrelationships among them through studying Earth-Sun geometry, climate and weather phenomena, landforms, biomes, and environmental change.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

This course emphasizes scientific inquiry and the scientific method in the study of Earth?s natural systems. The course presents a survey of foundational knowledge essential for understanding Earth systems and human-environment relations.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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